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Monday, September 17, 2012      2 comments

Almost done with week 1 of P90X: Round Three! I'll tell you what, it's good to be back in the routine. There's something very... I don't know - comforting? - about something you do every single day that's good for you, even if you don't necess... Read more

When the mind shouts over the body

Friday, September 14, 2012      1 comments

For those of you that don't know me, in a competition, I am formidable. Chances are, if you happen to be in the same competition with me, you're going to say, "whoa, she's pretty intense." You would be 100% correct. I don't do it to b... Read more

Checking in...

Thursday, September 13, 2012      1 comments

Quickie drive-by! Had a REALLY challenging day yesterday... it's autumn, and that means apple cider doughnuts make a regular appearance around here. Someone brought some in yesterday, and I really had a hard time resisting them - but I did... Read more

P90X - Round 3, Day 1!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012      4 comments

I promise you, I'm still here, and I'm still doing well. :) As I'd posted before, I was dealing with some injury - and I am mostly healed. Soon as my left ankle healed up (no pain anymore, yay!), my RIGHT achilles started firing up for re... Read more

Back in the saddle (almost)

Monday, August 13, 2012      2 comments

Ahh, kenpo. How Iíve missed you. I had to modify some of the jumpy moves because the ankleís still a little wonky, but like Tony says: an injury or a disability is not an excuse to sit around and do nothing, itís an opportunity to be creati... Read more


Friday, August 10, 2012      5 comments

That is the sound that a frustrated athlete makes. >:( Tried to do plyo last night... and my ankle pretty much went "LOL NOPE!!!" and I was flat on my butt for the rest of the night. Dammit anyway. But, I'll not be kept down! To... Read more

Hey guys, it's working!

Thursday, August 09, 2012      3 comments

I am referencing the healing mojo/vibes/etc. :) I feel pretty good today! Ankle's still a bit stiff, but I think I'm on the downslope of the hill now. I had a workout last night - chest, shoulders & triceps - and my ankle started out bei... Read more

INJURY... bah!!!

Tuesday, August 07, 2012      5 comments

So, about a week ago, I had a really great run... was feeling terrific about myself... right? I rolled my ankle during that run, but didn't think anything of it because it didn't hurt... AT THE TIME. I had to deviate off the sidewalk becau... Read more

Thank you, sir, may I have another?

Thursday, July 26, 2012      2 comments

LOL. That's how I was feeling after plyometrics tonight. I did better tonight than I ever have before, and that feels pretty darn good. I've come a long way from way back in March, when I nearly passed out doing plyo! The other great... Read more


Wednesday, July 25, 2012      2 comments

Had a very sweaty, very disgusting run last night... but it was successful! I ran/walked 2 miles (walked about .8, ran the rest). It was gross, but it felt great - and NO PAIN. I'm actually kind of glad it was nasty hot outside, because I thi... Read more


Tuesday, July 24, 2012      4 comments

I'm not feeling great today... started last night, actually. I dozed off on the couch and woke up with my eyes all dried out, and I had body aches. Weird. Still not feeling 100% today - and Andrew said he wasn't feeling great, either. I ... Read more


Sunday, July 22, 2012      4 comments

Not much time for a post, BUT - Logged some steps on my Fitbit today... we went to the State Fair! I oohed and aahed over the sheep, goats, and alpacas, made friends with some super-cool horses who got ear-scritches from me, looked at the ... Read more

Second run in Vibrams

Saturday, July 21, 2012      4 comments

So I had a registered mail package that needed to be picked up at the post office... And I figured, hey, why not RUN there? It's close enough to walk, so it's close enough to run. A little further than my run on Thursday, and I did a ... Read more

Rain, at last!!

Friday, July 20, 2012      3 comments

It's not going to cure the drought we're in, but I am so, so glad it is raining. Already, my flowers have perked up, my vegetable plants look healthier, and my grass is starting to get greener. I didn't even care that it was starting to dr... Read more

First run in VFFs!!

Thursday, July 19, 2012      5 comments

I have to say, it felt great!! Granted, it was just a quick spin around the block... because I am taking the advice of those who have trod (barefoot) before me and am ... Read more

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